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Marathon women

Marathon women
WELKS committee member Lisa Gregory (Zigtar) is presented
with her cheque by the committee and Vince Hogan

AT THE end of April several doggy folk showed that their compassion shows no boundaries when it comes to helping a good cause, by running in the Flora London Marathon 2009.

Lisa Gregory of Zigtar Chow Chows and Sue Paterson MA VetMB DVD DipECVD MRCVS, author of Skin Diseases of the Dog and veterinary adviser to DermapetUK, completed the 27-mile course in order to raise money for their respective charities: The Stroke Association and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA). Lisa, who is also a Committee member for WELKS, completed the run in an impressive 4 hours & 15 minutes raising just over £750 for her cause.

‘This was my eighth London Marathon, and although I should know better by now, I have already entered the ballot for next year’s race!’ said Lisa.

Coming in just behind Lisa with a finish of 4 hours & 27 minutes was Sue who managed to collect a whopping several thousand pounds for GDBA!

These super fit ladies are not alone in their sporting endeavours as OUR DOGS’ very own reporter Geoff Duffield usually participates in the annual marathon having completed no less than 13 of them, but unfortunately was unable to take time out of his busy schedule for the 2009 race. However, he has applied for next year’s run where he hopes to raise even more money for SPARKS, the Children’s Medical Research Charity for whom he raised a mega £1,150 in 2008.
OUR DOGS would like to congratulate Sue and Lisa on their 2009 success and anyone else who took part in the event, keep up the good work, folks!

Did you or anybody else you know in the world of dogs take part in the Flora London Marathon 2009? If so, email details of your run plus a photo (if possible) to

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